“Save Straddie” a morphing campaign

Save Straddie Facebook page had its origins in the heat of struggle to end mining February 2011. With announcements later that year about minings end there are new issues afoot with tensions about how the native title corporation is handling the economic transition and budget away from mining. To this end the ‘about’ Save Straddie Facebook page has been expanded.

“Save Straddie works towards ending all sand mining, ensuring Sibelco properly rehabilitates mined land and protecting Stradbroke from other threats” retrieved May 9, 2019.

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The character of protest on the island is filled with colour, contrast and contradictions. 2019 has seen the rise of an anti whale interpretative centre being built at the Point Lookout Headland,

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This was followed by a May 6 gathering at Adams Beach again with the poster branding of Save Straddie. A new Facebook page has weighed into the visual info sphere namely  Voices of Terangeri started January 16, 2019 with powerful insites and criticisms of pro-develoment activities from both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal camps.

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